Destination Spotlight: Montego Bay or “MoBay”
About Montego Bay
Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica and a popular tourist destination filled with restaurants, hotels, and duty free shopping. It’s hard to believe now, but before Montego Bay was a resort town, it was a sugarcane port. Much of this transformation took place after the United States Air Force built a nearby strip in the 1950’s during WWII. In 1980, Montego Bay was proclaimed as a city and modernizations quickly took place transforming this locale into one of Jamaica’s top getaways. Today, resorts occupy the land where sugarcane plantations once existed with some of the original buildings and mill-works still standing.
Things To Do
If your idea of a good time includes relaxing on the beach and letting your worries float away, you are the ideal Montego Bay traveler. The area’s top resorts all feature stunning beaches, complete with Jamaica’s trademark white sand and turquoise waters backed with stunning mountains. For a unique experience, stop by the Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club, home of the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar and Grill. Doctor’s Cave is part of Montego Bay Marine Park, a stretch of protected sea that aims to preserve Jamaica’s unique marine life for future generations.
Land-based adventures are also abundant in Montego Bay. Lovers of history and literature enjoy the ghost tour at the White Witch of Rose Hall’s house, where they explore not only the intriguing story of the famed Annie Palmer, but also the history of slavery in Jamaica. History buffs are equally fascinated by Mt. Zion United Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1838.
For a more active adventure, get your golf on! Montego Bay is one of the Caribbean’s top golfing destinations, and once you hit up the White Witch Golf Course or the Tryall Club, you’ll understand why.
Places to Stay
All-inclusive luxury is a big deal in MoBay. Highlighted below are a few of the area’s top resorts:
Tucked away between breathtaking mountains you’ll find the colonial-style, Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall. With an unsurpassed view of the ocean, oversized suites, and diverse floral scenery travelers are sure to live the life of luxury.
Grand Palladium offers the perfect mix of tranquility and kid-friendly fun. Open to visitors of all ages, the all-inclusive resort boasts three buffet restaurants, seven a la carte restaurants, five pools, and a wonderful spa.
Spice up your relationship at Couples San Souci, an idyllic resort known for its exotic bars and private au naturel beach.
Conveniently located near the airport, Riu Montego Bay offers some of Jamaica’s best all-inclusive vacation packages, complete with international cuisine, delicious beverages, live music, and nightclub excitement.
Situated on a breathtaking peninsula, encompassed by the Caribbean Sea, Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay is a luxurious adults-only paradise. With a mile long private beach and youthful nightlife romance travelers are sure to experience the relaxing Jamaican lifestyle.
If you dream of sinking your feet into white sand, you’ll adore the beachy paradise of Montego Bay. Book a room in one of the region’s finest resorts and experience the carefree lifestyle of Jamaica for yourself.